Wednesday, August 17, 2011

An Interesting Read

Lately I have been reading piles and piles of literature regarding bringing baby home. This was an interesting story of a successful Kenyan woman and the struggles she had before learning to read her baby.
Peaceful parenting: Why African Babies Don't Cry

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Little Elliott the cat relaxing on a hot Tuesday afternoon.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lazy Days

The summer days are winding down and school approaches. I've been spending my summer watching Mad Men on Netflix, dreaming of living in a mid-century designed world with fancy dresses, shiny convertibles, and sipping old fashioned's . Oh, and Don Draper...mmmm. I've also been painting a little. A small piece for the baby's room of Leonard Nemoy as Spock, because what baby doesn't want to grow up looking at the coolest Vulcan in the universe?
I've also begun shopping for little items to decorate my little man's room. I think we are going for an Atomic 50's style, complete with vintage toys, science books and starburst everything. We still have so much to buy and I am starting to feel a little overwhelmed. I've also been getting a little weepy lately, which is driving me crazy (and michael I'm sure). I think once school starts, and I am once again preoccupied with teaching freshmen Biology and helping seniors pass their proficiency exam, I will be ok. I've just been sitting idly with my thoughts and troubles and it certainly isn't doing anyone, any good.

Aside from this, I look forward to every bump, kick, and somersault my baby offers me. It is truly an amazing feeling and I am just so happy and grateful to be able to experience these moments.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bend it Like Beckham

Michael and I were in the car Saturday afternoon, driving to the university, so he could finish some lab work. I stared out the window, soaking in the fabulous rainy weather we'd been receiving lately, when out of nowhere a strong series of poking erupted at the very bottom of my tummy. It scared the crap out of me at first, as it was a feeling I had never experienced before. Then I realized that this must be my little man kicking the crap out of me, and not just a case of some crazy gas bubbles. Throughout the rest of the day I felt more baby nudges but nothing like what I first experienced in the car. The next morning I laid in bed trying to feel more little kicks, and sure enough, they started up again. They were really really strong and I knew it had to be possible for Michael to feel them. There was no way he wouldn't be able to, so I woke him up, grabbed his hand, and placed it on my belly. For a little while there was nothing, but eventually our little baby felt the need to kick the hell out of my stomach, and Michael was finally able to feel it. It was the best feeling ever, knowing that Michael was able to feel our baby as I did. I am so excited for all the new and upcoming surprises that will be heading our way throughout my pregnancy. 20 weeks left! My oh my.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Boy Oh Boy

Well, it has been definitely been a while since I was last on here, and quite a bit has occurred since then. First thing's first, our little munchkin, who has been growing inside of me for the past 19 weeks, is in fact a little baby boy. We are so very excited and I can't express in words just how anxious I am for this little dude to come out and join us.

Michael was very very pleased with the news, as I knew he would be. The ultrasound took a little longer than usual, because the technician was having trouble showing us our baby's tiny...wiener. haha.
He kept his little legs closed tight, but eventually we were able to see a glimpse of his profile...and sure enough there it was. And boy oh boy, let me tell you, he is most definitely a boy.

Once we found out what we were having, we took a quick trip to babies r us to see if we could buy our first few bits of baby clothes. To our dismay and...disgust....boys' clothes these days apparently all look like white trash rags. I don't get it. They either all have a sports theme, cartoon theme or slogans. What is this crap? ugh. So, I think we will be buying a silkscreen kit and making our own clothes, or shopping on etsy for a bit. This shop is pretty awesome.

Besides all this, I am doing well. I am 19 weeks and starting to regain my energy again. woohoo!! I went to the library this past weekend and rented a cheesy Buns of Steel prenatal workout video. It's pretty bad, but it helps me feel like less of a fat ass.

Well I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July. Have a wonderful night!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

what's been catching my eye?

Lately I can't stop perusing the interweb for nursery ideas and overall house upgrades. Yesterday I found this....
I absolutely adore this nursery! If I have a girl, it would be perfection and if it's a boy, all I need to do is change the curtains!

Here is another photo by elle moss photography. I adore her!

A living room that I am obsessing over. I think it's the color of the walls. There is something about that blue, accented with the deep shade of red that puts a smile on my face.

Here is another nursery that is probably more reflective of what mine will look like once the babe is older. :)

also, I've been pretty keen on:
These amazing terrariums
Morgan's amazing house
This beautiful couch

So, how's the baby?

Well, lately my life has been so busy that it seems to be flying by, and I barely take the time to notice what's happening to my body. I have no nausea which I am so very thankful for, and my tummy has been progressively puffing out little by little...though it mostly looks like I just ate a huge burrito.

I haven't been able to poo which sucks majorly. I actually get jealous of my co-worker when she says she has to go to the bathroom...that's how desperate I am.

School is finally out, which means Summer time is here. I still need to finish my thesis, but the thought of it makes me want to gag.

Also, for the past three days I've had a terrible migraine that chooses to throb with every beat of my heart. The pain is crippling. Michael bought me this amazing hot compress called "The Bed Buddy" which succeeds in numbing the pain for a little while, but then, to my dismay, loses its effectiveness and the pulsating ache returns with a vengeance. sigh...

This weekend I meet with the midwife I am considering for my delivery. I am so very excited to discuss everything with her, and surprisingly, so is Miguel. He has been so involved in this whole process, and I am so grateful to have such a loving and caring partner.

So, hopefully everything works out this weekend

...and hopefully this damn headache peace's the fu@k out....
good night all...
peace and love. peace and love.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Busy Sunday

Today I worked on my thesis for a good four hours. Have I mentioned how much I can't wait for this damn paper to be finished? Sigh....

After working, I decided to tend to my pretty flowers. They always put me in the best of moods. Here's a look at some of them.

Goodnight! I hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening. :)